Updated: Jun 23
Fruits are a direct source to many essential vitamins and nutrients. They provide to us a range of health-boosting antioxidants which can help reduce risks in developing diseases, cancers, inflammations, and diabetes.
Here is a list of common fruits and their benefits to our health and bodies:
Bananas – Rich source of energy from carbohydrates, good source of Vitamin B6, Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, and Potassium; also helps youth heart development (strength and health)
Berries – Improves proper heart and eye functions, rich in antioxidants; contains Vitamin C, the darker the color pigment of the berry the more nutritions, (“Darker the berry, the sweeter the Juice”). Boost brain power or function
Watermelon – High in Vitamin C and A, also contains healthy plant compounds; contains a high water content (92% water). Watermelon drinks lead to less muscle soreness and quicker heart recovery
Oranges – Good source of Vitamin C and A, just one orange contains enough Vitamin C for two days. Rich source of Fiber and Beta Carotene (Vitamin A). Contains natural sugar; Drinking a cup or eating slices of oranges daily helps build immune system.
Apples – Nutrients apples provide help with keeping youth and adults strong and healthy and the most commonly used fruit, it produces dietary fiber, fight against bacteria, and helps with keeping your bones and teeth strong. One apple can supply a quarter of kids required Vitamin C.
Grapes – Combination of sugars makes this fruit deliciously sweet; their carbohydrates are digested slowly so the energy kids get from grapes can be long lasting. Rich in dietary fiber, Vitamin C and potassium.
Individual nutrient needs vary by sport, type, intensity of the activity, age, body, size, individual goals and training volume.